Antique Store Goodies
I wanted to share some pictures today of some things I came across yesterday while browsing a lovely antique mall. It’s the same place that I got my chair I made over for my master bedroom and there are always so many fun and beautiful things there. I love when other bloggers post about thrift and antique store finds, so if it’s not your jam than feel free to skip this post. But I really think you should read it because it’s fun to see what neat stuff is out there, right? :)
I will also preface this post by saying that most of this stuff is definitely out of my budget, so I may mention that a few times. Please don’t judge me for how cheap I am haha I think once we have a house and I’m working on decorating and furnishing it, I may be a bit more likely to invest a bit more in quality stuff, but for now I am about as cheap as they come! Antique store shopping is wonderful because most of the booths are well curated and set up and the stuff is in good condition and good quality. However, that comes at a price. That’s why I do still love thrift store shopping, because I love getting a good deal on something and then putting the work in to make it beautiful.
Anyhow, on to the pictures!
I had to include a picture of this mirror because I have the exact same one hanging in my living room. I posted about it here, and I gave mine a coat of white paint to fit our decor better. It was $40 and I’m pretty sure my mom only paid $10 for mine :)
I have a thing for globes and I really want one. This one was $16, which actually isn’t too bad I don’t think. Maybe if I have a little extra money this month I’ll go back and see if it’s still there. I don’t really need it at the moment, but I want to set up a library space when we get a house and I think this would be a great addition. I love that it’s smaller, vintage looking and the colours are more muted. I’m convincing myself more and more that I need to go back for this :)
Call me crazy, but I thought this lamp was so cool. I don’t think it’s something I would ever have in my own home, but in the right house I think it would be amazing. It was quite pricey, I think around $300? Definitely a statement piece though.
Loved this owl pottery sculpture. It looked like Blue Mountain Pottery, which I’ve stated before that I love, but it didn’t have any markings on the bottom which led me to believe it was a BMP look-a-like.
This guy had me at hello. It was quite heavy, so obviously some type of marble or stone. I can’t remember how much it was, but it wasn’t cheap. I think it would look so pretty styled into bookshelves. Maybe in that future library of mine…..
This vintage suitcase caught my eye because I’m thinking I want to use one for our card box at the wedding. At $50 it wasn’t going to come home with me, but I’m definitely going to keep my eye out at the thrift stores for something similar.
How gorgeous is this caned rocking chair? It was $100, which I would definitely fork over if I were decorating a nursery and needed one. It was in great condition, so I think I would actually just clean it up and put a pretty pillow on it. You could paint it if the wood didn’t match your decor, but for this piece I think painting it would actually be sad and take away from how lovely it is.
All of those paperweights caught my eye. The brass apple was decently priced, as were the glass and brass apple and pear. The pink marble apple was more than what I’d probably pay for a “trinket”, but the tag said it was marble and it really was beautiful. I think any of the apples would make a great gift for a teacher :)
How cute is this guy? I wouldn’t spend $22 on it, but I actually saw another one exactly like it in another booth that was $14. I think this would look really pretty on top of a stack of books on a coffee table or desk.
I thought this vanity mirror was so pretty. At $38 it definitely isn’t outrageous, and it would be really lovely all shined up. Or maybe some Rub n’ Buff would help? It would look beautiful on a bathroom counter or a vanity dresser.
Ok, this I just had to include because it made me laugh. I love cats, but oh my goodness. This is creepy. It was only $9.50, so it would maybe be funny as a joke gift for someone, but then that may rob some sweet little old lady out of actually enjoying this beastly pillow.
So after all of that browsing, what actually came home with me?
These two wooden deer sculptures. I’m planning on using them as Christmas decor. They were only $4 each, so I doubt they’re very old. I may leave them as is because the wood is actually really pretty, but I also think they would look amazing in a glossy white with gold antlers.
There was a lot more great stuff there but in order for this post to not be ridiculously long (is it already??) I had to stop somewhere. I hope you enjoyed coming along on my little browsing trip. I’m planning on making some pumpkin pie tarts this week so if they turn out I’ll be sure to share that!